You need this one dish dinner meal solution idea for back to school. This chicken bacon pasta salad is the perfect 20 minute meal idea to start the school year off with an easy family meal.

Chicken Bacon Pasta Salad

This chicken bacon pasta salad recipe is the perfect quick one dish dinner idea for the back to school season.
Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Kristi @


  • 10 Tyson Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips diced
  • 8 slices cooked Wright Brand Bacon
  • 6 oz broccoli slaw mixture
  • 1/2 a medium Red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 a medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 a container of cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz mini Farfalle pasta
  • salt & pepper (to taste - optional)

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp local honey


  1. Set Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips out to thaw on a cutting board. The chicken strips should be thawed by the time the pasta and bacon are finished cooking.
  2. Next, cook the mini farfalle pasta as directed on the package.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, start cooking the Wright Brand® Bacon.
  4. While the pasta and bacon are cooking, rinse veggies and broccoli slaw mixture (set aside).
  5. Next, begin dicing up the red and green bell peppers. Then set them aside.
  6. Quickly mix up the honey mustard dressing.
  7. Once the Wright Brand® Bacon and pasta are done, quickly dice up the Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips and Wright Brand Bacon.
  8. Rinse the pasta in cold water to chill it quickly.
  9. In a large bowl, add the mini farfalle pasta, broccoli slaw mixture, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips, Wright Brand® Bacon, and honey mustard dressing.
  10. Toss everything together, serve and enjoy!